Jackie Bradley, Jr. is red hot, extends hitting streak to 17 games

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Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. stayed red hot at the plate on Wednesday night against the Athletics, going 3-for-5 with an RBI double, a three-run home run, and a two-run homer in a 13-3 win. Bradley has now hit consecutively in 17 games for the longest hitting streak in the majors this season. During that streak, he’s hitting .406/.449/.859 with 12 singles, five doubles, three triples, six home runs, 24 RBI, 12 runs scored, and a stolen base.

On the season, Bradley is hitting .322/.367/.610 with six homers and 28 RBI.

Due in large part to Bradley’s torrid hitting, the Red Sox have won nine of their last 12 games and are tied with the Orioles for first place in the AL East.

Bradley caught fire in the latter half of the 2015 season as well. In 25 games between August 9 and September 7, Bradley hit .446 with 13 doubles, four triples, and seven homers. The 26-year-old, taken by the Red Sox 40th overall in the 2011 draft, has become quite a valuable player.